The Metro New Jersey Chapter Welcomes You!

Welcome to the Metro New Jersey Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Our mission is to be a national leader in appraisal education; to foster a spirit of camaraderie, attract top level real estate professionals to our organization, and engender an atmosphere of professional pride, outstanding achievement and success for those affiliated with the chapter and their firms.

Everyone (AI and Non-AI students) must have a user name (email address) and password (reset by signing in to the Appraisal Institute website, and choose forgot password to get link to reset). When registering, keep in mind registration fees are priced according to a reduced fee for downloading materials and do not include a hard copy of materials. You will pay an additional fee for materials and shipping if you do not want to print materials on your own or bring an electronic device.

Schedule Changes due to COVID-19

The Metro New Jersey Chapter is following the recommendations of the CDC and the AQB for classroom and Virtual Classes. You must have video and audio capability on your computer, phone or tablet to take Virtual Classes. You cannot take a class for credits from a vehicle. In addition Virtual education for previously approved classroom education is accepted in several states, but not all states. Virtual education has been extended for 2020 and at a minimum the first half of 2021, but this is a state by state option. New Jersey is following the AQB guidelines which is extending Virtual education in place of classroom education. 

If you have registered and have questions about your registration, please email the chapter at


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Please click the following link to donate and read information about Education Scholarships,

Please click the following link for online education,

online Programs (

The Cost Approach: Unnecessary or Vital to a Healthy Practice @ TBD
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
New Jersey 2 Hour Law – November 11th @ TBD
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The New Jersey 2-Hour Law course is also approved for 2 hours of administrative credit by the New Jersey Tax Assessors Board

7 Hour USPAP 2020-2021 Update @ TBD
Dec 2 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

You need to purchase the 2020-2021 USPAP book from the Appraisal Foundation, The 2020-2021 Student Handbook is included by download.

Christopher J. Otteau, MAI, AI-GRS

2021 Chapter President

New Designees:

New MAI & SRA designees:

Thomas J. Grouss, MAI

Dallas Whitaker, MAI

Susan Landau, MAI, SRA

Catherine Poulson, MAI

Cynthia Xu, MAI, SRA

New AI-GRS designees:

Robert E. Jenkins, MAI, AI-GRS

Thank you to our 2021 Conference Sponsors:


McKirdy Riskin Olson Della Pelle, PC

Meehan Valuation

Murphy Schiller & Wilkes, LLP

The Otteau Group

Professional Appraisal Associates

Progress Capital

Valbridge, The Oxford Group Appraisal and Consultation

Zipp & Tannenbaum, LLC


Appraisal Consultants Corp.

Appraisal Group International

Ard Appraisal


Columbia Bank

The Appraisal Source

Nationwide Consulting Co.


Wade Appraisal